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Shocking revelations about debut novels

Silk’s Post #99 — Maybe “shocking” is a bit strong, or maybe I’m just easily shocked. Or maybe it’s just a cheap trick of a headline. 1,248 more words

Writing Advice

The End of Innocence by Allegra Jordan

I really enjoyed this historical novel about World War I. It focuses on a very specific group: the lives of Harvard and Radcliffe students at the outbreak of World War I. 626 more words

New To Me Author

Origins: Jamie Schultz on Premonitions

A member of my writer’s group, the North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop, Jamie Schultz has published his first novel, Premonitions. It’s a fast-paced urban fantasy and crime novel that blends modern-day thieves with magic, dark gods and cults. 690 more words

Writers

HOLY CRAP, IT'S DONE!

After a couple of months of ardent struggle over the last few chapters of my first draft, I kind of hit a break through this weekend. 216 more words

Writing

Guardian First Book award longlist

We love the Guardian First Book award as it throws up great new authors to try, both fiction and non fiction. Here’s the lists with some blurb about the books… 703 more words

Books

The Project (with a capital P).

I remember my mother sitting on the couch, night after night.

Between glances at the TV show the rest of us were watching intently she did needle point, stitching reproductions of motifs from the medieval Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. 753 more words

Adrian Fogelin

First novels

Why is it that some first novels just aren’t very good? I mean, most firsts I’ve read are at least publishable in quality, but sometimes it’s only just. 909 more words

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